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Royals trade Jarrod Dyson to Mariners for Nathan Karns

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals were interested in Seattle right-hander Nathan Karns going back to the Winter Meetings, but the Mariners were reluctant to give up a power arm under club control through 2020.That changed on Friday.After the Mariners traded outfielder Seth Smith to the Baltimore Orioles for veteran right-hander Yovani Gallardo, the idea of shipping Karns away became...
Via Associated Press
January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Royals acquire right-hander Karns from Mariners for Dyson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals have acquired right-hander Nathan Karns from the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Jarrod Dyson, solidifying a pitching staff that lost workhorse Edinson Volquez to free agency. The 29-year-old Karns was 6-2 with a 5.15 ERA in 15 starts and 22 appearances last season. He got off to a 5-1 start with a 3.43 ERA but struggled the rest of the season...
Via Associated Press
January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Mariners place RHP Karns on DL; RHP Martin recalled

CHICAGO (AP) The Seattle Mariners have placed right-hander Nathan Karns on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain a day after he was roughed up in a relief appearance. Right-hander Cody Martin was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma before Saturday's game against the Cubs. Chicago scored five runs in two innings off Karns in Friday's 12-1 romp. He gave up three hits, walked...
Via Associated Press
July 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Seattle moves Karns to bullpen, LeBlanc stays in rotation

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners are moving starter Nathan Karns to the bullpen and keeping Wade LeBlanc in the rotation moving forward. Seattle manager Scott Servais said Tuesday that Taijuan Walker would start on Thursday against Baltimore and LeBlanc would be pushed back to Friday. That left out Karns, who for a time earlier this season was Seattle's most consistent starter...
Via Associated Press
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Nathan Karns on Studiously Overpowering Batters

Nathan Karns is currently competing with James Paxton for a spot at the back end of Seattle’s starting rotation. The 28-year-old right-hander has the potential to be more than a No. 5, however. Acquired by the Mariners from Tampa Bay in November, Karns has a big fastball, a power curveball and a much-improved changeup. In 27 games last year, he logged a 3.67 ERA and struck out...
Via Fangraphs
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners faces: Is Nate Karns the missing piece?

Seattle Mariners just got another solid, young arm to add to an already prestigious rotation. Nathan Karns is just the kind of pitcher to help break the longest playoff drought in the majors. The trade may have come at a price, but Logan Morrison, Danny Farquhar, and Brad Miller weren’t fitting into the team anymore since about mid-season of last year when Mark Trumbo came on...
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tampa Bay Rays P Nathan Karn Makes HIstory With First Career Home Run in Win Over Phillies

Nathan Karns did much more than just pitch a solid game for the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night. With Aaron Nola as good as expected in his debut for the Phillies the Rays were having a tough time getting runners across the plate--or even on base. So when Karns stepped up to the plate in the third inning he decided to take matters in to his own hands.With his first career hit--a home...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays promote Nathan Karns, designate Heath Bell for assignment

Nathan Karns will become the Tampa Bay Rays' new depth piece in the bullpen. On Sunday morning, the team promoted the right-hander, who was acquired in a four-player trade with the Washington Nationals last February. The Rays also designated right-hander Heath Bell for assignment. Karns, 26, allowed no runs and four hits in 6 1/3 innings in spring training with Tampa Bay. He was...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Newcomer spotlight: Nathan Karns finds comfort, home with Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- From a quick transition to comfort, Nathan Karns found a new home. On Feb. 13, the right-hander was part of a four-player trade that sent three former members of the Tampa Bay Rays to the Washington Nationals: catcher Jose Lobaton, outfielder Drew Vettleson and left-hander Felipe Rivero. The deal happened one day before Rays pitchers and catchers reported...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays trade three to Nationals in exchange for pitcher Nathan Karns

Catcher Jose Lobaton is headed to the Washington Nationals as part of a four-player deal that will land pitcher Nathan Karns in Tampa Bay. Outfielder Drew Vettleson and left-hander Felipe Rivero – two former Rays prospects – were also traded to the Nationals. The move comes one day before Rays pitchers and catchers report to Port Charlotte, Fla., for spring training. Lobaton...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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